Donald Trump has added Rory McIlroy’s fabled 3 iron to the memorabilia at infamous Blue Monster course at Trump Doral.
At the WGC – Cadillac Championship last year, the Northern Irishman hit a horrendous shot on the eighth in the second round. His reaction was to throw his 3 iron as far as he could into the neighbouring lake, which he did with aplomb.
Course owner Trump sent a diver to look for it and personally returned it to McIlroy on the range the following morning. However, the four-time major winner suggested that he keep the club as a memento.
“We had thought of either auctioning the club or sticking it in a trophy case here at Doral but then after talking with Rory we will get it framed,” said Trump at the time.
“It was as such a big thing. It was over television, it was the biggest story Rory throwing the club.
“The club represents something. It was the biggest sports story for two days, first the throw and then the scuba diver. He has become world famous.”
The US presidential candidate has kept the promise and framed the club along with a letter from McIlroy thanking him for his efforts.
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